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CBD is “well tolerated with a good safety profile” according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO also said CBD had “no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential’: and that there’s been “no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” 

No, CBD is completely natural and harmless. All of our hemp extract products are made from industrial hemp which is safe, non-psychotropic and has no known adverse side effects.

CBD works differently based on the individual and their lifestyle, so you need to personalise your dosage based on how you respond. That’s why we recommend you start with a low application and build up gradually, finding a level that works for you. The amount of CBD correct for you is the one that gives you the desired effect. Once you feel that improved state, stop, this is what works for you. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends not using more than 70mg per day, and if you’re already taking prescribed CBD medication, you should consult your doctor before consuming more.

By taking CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue), the body absorbs it directly into the bloodstream so the effects can be noticed within 10-15 minutes. We recommend keeping the oil under your tongue for 1-3 minutes before swallowing. It’s also possible to take the oil with food, where the effect is less immediate, taking up to an hour. When taking orally we have some great recipe and drinks ideas on how you can take your Elements CBD oil.

CBD affects everyone differently can vary depending upon the concentration of CBD in the product, so we encourage our customers to start with a minimum amount, then assess how they feel, then adjust the amount as needed. The things you feel or don’t feel may be subtle and can take time to notice so it can take your body a while to find a new equilibrium. Some people will notice the effects within the first hour or two while for others it can take 1-2 weeks. The amount of CBD that is right for you can also change over time so listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

More and more people are turning to CBD as a natural product to help them with their general wellbeing or for a specific health issue. Since we all have different needs, everyone’s experience taking CBD will be unique as too will be the benefits.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not recommend those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication to consumer CBD products.

Elements broad-spectrum CBD oils and products are fully tested to make sure they do not contain more than 0.05%. Elements cannot guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen after consuming our products. Traces of THC content may show up on various screenings. If this is a concern, we recommend not using our product.

Yes. CBD customers must be at least 18 years of age. By completing an order, you confirm that you are over 18 years of age and have agreed to our Terms and Conditions of sale and our Privacy Policy.

About CBD

CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring component in all plant life. It occurs in higher concentrations in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids found in the Sativa L. plant and is associated with positive therapeutic and healing properties. Without the negative properties of cannabis that can cause psychoactive effects. CBD works naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system and can help to promote calmness, clarity and daily relief.

Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the hemp plant. All Elements products are made from hemp and contain 100% natural ingredients.

Yes, it’s completely legal. Elements CBD oils are produced using hemp plants and it is perfectly legal to buy and consume our products in the UK. The law, passed in January 2017, says that you can buy and use CBD oil as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. All our products comply with this legal requirement.

Industrial hemp and marijuana are the same plant, falling under the name of Cannabis Sativa L. with a unique genetic profile. Typically, industrial hemp is very fibrous with long string stalks and few flowering buds. Marijuana plants are smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, industrial hemp varieties are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes. Marijuana has high amounts of THC and a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, has higher amounts of CBD and only trace amounts of THC. This means that the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for health benefits from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant without the ‘high’. Hemp has been used to make food products, fibre, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and much more. All Elements CBD oils are derived from hemp.

Both hemp oil and CBD oil are produced from the hemp plant, but they come from different parts of the plants and have different therapeutic properties. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plants, contains no cannabinoids and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp oil is used in skin, hair and other products. CBD oil comes from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. Hemp plants intended for CBD production have been cultivated to ensure low amounts of THC to comply with the law. CBD oil is used to help promote calmness, ease anxiety, providing clarity and also to reduce inflammation for daily relief.

Full spectrum means that the CBD extracts contain a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. This type of CBD contains small amounts of THC.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is central to our state of wellbeing and interacts with all the other systems within the body. For further information on how it works visit our Endocannabinoid System page.

Elements broad-spectrum CBD oils are produced from hemp grown in organic certified practices that have been cultivated to ensure low amounts (less than 0.05%) to meet legal regulations.

There are thousands of scientific studies that have been carried out specifically on CBD from both mainstream medicine to holistic, alternative and complementary medicines. Project CBD is a non-profit organisation strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug. It includes hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals covering top conditions such as; cancer, sleep problems, anxiety, digestive, and pain.

About your order

Yes of course. Just give us a call before you place your order and one of our experts will advise you on the best CBD for you. Call or email us here.

Our standard delivery takes 3-4 days to get to you. If you need an express delivery for the following day, we can arrange that for you. When making your purchase, simply choose your option or contact us. Alternatively, call us and we would be pleased to take your order over the telephone.

Yes, you can join the Elements membership programme and receive a regular discount on all orders, plus special VIP offers.

Yes, we track all product deliveries to ensure you get them directly in your hands.

Yes, you can enjoy the benefits of being an Elements member worry-free, because we understand that things change so you can stop and start, or cancel whenever you want. Just let us know online or by contacting us.

Glossary

If there are some words here that you’re unfamiliar with, we’ve put together a list of their meaning to help you.

A general term for compounds produced by the cannabis plant

An acronym for cannabidiol, a plant-based compound found in cannabis

Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant grown specifically for the use of its derived products

THC is an acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol, a plant-based compound found in cannabis that induces an intoxicating or psychoactive effect

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